Bring Clever Inventions to Life with Quirky
For centuries, becoming an “inventor” has been a hard gig to crack. Complexities relating to financing, engineering, distribution, and legalities have stood in the way of brilliant people executing on their great ideas. Quirky aims to solve this problem and help your dreams become a reality.
Product development is the heart of Quirky. Quirky brings two brand new consumer products to market each week, by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community and Quirky’s expert product design staff. Thousands of users can submit and vote on potential concepts. If your idea goes into production, Quirky will share their revenue directly with you.
So far, as of September 2012, 223 products have been developed, 188 retail partnerships have been made and there are over 255k inventors. You are more than welcome to join the growing community and take part. What we love most about Quirky is that they are promoting creative problem solving and rewarding people for it. How cool is that?
Today we have collected successful projects from Quirky that have been produced and ready to be purchased. This should give you an idea of what Quirky is all about, enjoy!
Metal Cordies allows you to keep cables on the table! It’s no surprise that Cordies is beautiful. People love displaying it on their desks! So we took it one step further and made a high-end version that matches the modern aesthetic. Metal Cordies is made of sleek metal with black accents.
The Broom Groomer is a step-on dustpan with added functionality that makes sweeping easier. Rubber “teeth” on the back of the dustpan let you quickly and easily comb out dust bunnies from your broom’s bristles, while a smooth rubber “lip” on the front keeps the dustpan flush with the floor so nothing slips through the cracks.
Thor is a collapsible double-blade ice scraper, designed to let you use both hands for more leverage when scraping off your icy windshield.
Travelstacks is a set of two stackable plastic containers that wrap around your car’s cup holder. Use Travelstacks to store your day’s fill of snacks, or as additional car storage for your phone, keys, parking meter change, and loose ends.
Switch is the ultimate modular pocketknife, with 18 different attachments so you can mix and match your most frequently used tools.
Bandits are rubber bands, with hooks.
Show your gadgets some love! Converge is a docking station that shows off your electronics while they charge. Wires slip in easily, stay in place with the help of soft TPE grips, and stay out of sight.
Reclaim your outlets with Pivot Power, an adjustable power strip that holds large adapters in EVERYoutlet!
Let there be light! Mantis is a versatile clip-on task lamp that brightens your workspace, with minimal interference to your surroundings.
Battery-operated and portable, it’s perfect for shining a light on your keyboard, bookshelf, worktable, or any other dark spot.
Keep your cords clean and concealed with Plug Hub, an under-desk cord management station that hides your power strip and cords in one discreet unit.
The Space Bar is a simple, elegantly-designed desk accessory that minimizes clutter while providing additional USB ports for your computer. After a long day of work, simply slide your keyboard into the designated space below the shelf and store your office miscellany — keys, digital camera, etc. — up top.
Don’t let the cold keep you from your connections! Digits are mini conductive pins that attach to the gloves you already love so you can use electronic touch screen devices, like smartphones and MP3 players, even when it’s below zero.
Bobble Brush is a whimsically designed toothbrush stand that keeps your toothbrush upright, bobbing, and grime-free.
Everyone has different shower habits, and different stuff to go with those habits. That’s why we created Shower Station, a stylish modular shower storage solution with detachable components so you can organize all the bath accessories you use.
Shower Station consists of a rectangular metal frame with a dual chrome/brushed metal finish and four detachable shelves designed to hold any size bottle or bar soap. Each shelf also includes a removable silicone insert, with perforations to securely hold toothbrushes and razors upright.
This summer, show off more than your cooking! Stake is an all-in-one BBQ tool which transforms from spatula to fork to tongs. Now you can flip burgers, grip chicken legs, and spike hot dogs without breaking a sweat.
Spray it, don’t squeeze it! Stem is designed to allow a cook to spray juice directly from a citrus fruit. No longer do you have to cut and squeeze your fruit to get the juice out like a common cook. With only one finger you can now spray citrus juice on your favorite foods evenly. Let Stem add a little zest in your kitchen and on your food!
Make your cookouts a knockout success. Sliders is a set of 4 double-prong skewers that keep food securely on while grilling. The sliders guide food off easily when you’re ready to eat. These are so simple to use that everyone can just focus on the cuisine and each other!
Porter is a multi-purpose BBQ tray that eliminates extra trips between your kitchen and grill. Containers with lids keep raw food safely separated, while a serving platter and condiment caddy hold everything a grill chef needs at hand. This is sure to make your next cookout a blast.
Chop chop! It’s time to take food preparation to the next level. Mocubo is a bamboo cutting board with three food prep containers. You’ll be able to slice, dice and organize like a master chef, without breaking a sweat.
The bamboo surface has been beautifully finished with a mineral oil treatment. The strength and durability of bamboo makes it the ideal material for cutting board surfaces since it is less prone to knife markings and moisture absorption over time.
Totem is a stackable cup for use in your bathroom or kitchen. Each cup has three bumps around the top circumference to keep them slightly separated when stacked so air can flow around the entire surface and dry them faster than normal stacked cups. Totem is great in any setting. Useful in your everyday dining setting, to special occasions and outdoor festivities.
Verseur is a wine lover’s multitool, combining everything you need to open, serve, and save your favorite wines. In addition to an easy-to-use corkscrew, Verseur also includes a foil cutter, a pour spout, and a tight-sealing stopper for keeping your opened bottle fresh.
Grip Grater is the ultimate kitchen grater, with replaceable plates, folding storage, and multiple positions for easier, more efficient grating. You can use it either vertically as a regular hand-held grater, or horizontally so you can grate directly into a plate or bowl. Grip Grater is perfect for whipping up hash browns, garnishing salad with a topping of carrots, or making a good ol’ pile of shredded cheese.
Click n Cook
Click n Cook is a modular spatula system that keeps all your essential utensils in one easy place. Just snap the spatula attachment into the handle and release with a click of a button.
MugStir is a set of three stainless steel teaspoons that hang onto the side of your mug. Use your MugStir to replace nasty communal spoons and cut down on waste from disposable stirrers. MugStir is the spoon that hangs with you!
Keep up the tunes with Props! This simple and useful headphone keeper is designed to keep your earbuds tethered to you, making them easily accessible when you want to return to your musical oasis. Worn around the neck, Props extends like arms to your earbuds, keeping them in place and in the vicinity of your ears. So, the next time you snag your cord or remove your earbuds to speak with someone, they will be hanging within reach.
Pen Zen is an elegantly designed storage unit for pens, pencils, highlighters, and other office supplies. Pen Zen’s sleek form and functional supply holders make it easy to master the art of organization.
Position your Pen Zen horizontally with the items extending out of the top, or stand it upright with the items extending out of the ends. It’s your call — choose the arrangement that suits you best!
Don’t let your laundry basket take up more space than necessary. Unhampered provides all the function of your average laundry basket — and then some! – and can fold flat when not in use.
When folded, Unhampered can be easily stored between your washer and drier, under your sink, or any other place where you have an extra inch or two of room to spare. Unfolded, you’ve got a sturdy deluxe basket with multiple handles and storage compartments. It includes a divider panel to separate your colors, intimates, or whatever really.
Look sharp while serving! Slice is a pizza cutter wheel with dual crust cutting blades for smooth slicing. The soft contoured design fits in the palm of your hand and leverages body weight for easy rolling. When dinner’s over, cleanup’s a snap.
When cooking, you use a measuring cup to dole out your ingredients, then a spoon to stir them all up. Why not simplify? With Portion, a cooking spoon with integrated measurement tools, you can. Portion features a hollow clear plastic handle, which doubles as a measuring cup, and a silicone spoon with lines for measuring smaller quantities.
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